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Voki, Speaking Avatars!/GiveaWay!

Techfully Yours Episode 5 VOKI    YouTube blog post pic

 

 

Okay, imagine this. Your students are completing biographies on famous people. You could go the traditional route and have them write a report. OR, you could use Voki.

How much more interesting to hear the report from an avatar that represents a biographical figure, a character in a book, even the student themselves!

The great thing is, Voki can be shared with a link, email, or using the embed code!  READ MORE

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“Techfully Yours” Youtube Series- Sharing My Passion for Tech One Tool at a Time!

I learned about Snagit right before school ended, trying to make up those snow hours. But, it was PD I wish we had more often, something productive that I can use!

Take a peek, or two. Share with friends. Use it. Watch for new episodes. Episode 1 is about the fake tweet generator by Classtools.net. READ MORE…

Sometimes the Technology Doesn’t Work!

mskype

Yesterday was our first Mystery Skype of the year.
My class was hyped!
Earlier, I tested my webcam, and everything was in order.
It did cross my mind to contact the teacher and do a practice run, but that thought went out of my head as quickly as it went in. (Note to self:Always do a practice run!) READ MORE

GoAnimate4Schools GIVEAWAY!!!!!! Animated Digital Storytelling!

How would you like to be the lucky winner of a one year subscription to GoAnimate for Schools?
If you are not sure what GoAnimate is, and/or what it can do, check out the video created by one of my students!

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Digital, Yes! Native, No! :The Myth About Digital Natives!

flashdrive

“Mom, can I borrow your camcorder?”

His next question, “Mom,do you have a flash drive?”

A what? 🙂

My son’s Senior Project was due in three days.  My son hates letting me see his work because I automatically shift into teacher mode. My expectations for him are higher than what is expected of him in school. Therefore, he doesn’t let me see anything that he is required to do.READ MORE
photo credit: molotalk via photopin cc

Padlet(Wallwisher) – Innovative Collaboration!

-Word of Mouth- Tech Tools and Resources!- Padlet(Wallwisher) - Innovative Collaboration!

Happened to visit Padlet today, then saw it mentioned on the blog, Technology Tailgate. So, that was a sign to me that I should write a post about it. 🙂 READ MORE…

Photobiographies: Research with Photos!

dr king photopeach picThis would work with any biography your students are working on. Each student can have their own Photopeach account or you can pay for a Class Premium account. (I won mine in a contest sponsored by DiscoveryEducation.) READ MORE

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